Sex Banned During Divorce?

Are you in the middle of a divorce and thinking of taking a dip back in the dating pool or maybe lose yourself in the throes of passion?

Well, if you’re in the midst of a divorce in Massachusetts and living with children, dipping your toe into the dating pool or having sex at home could soon be banned.

Massachusetts Divorce Sex Ban Bill Pending

Pending the passage of a new bill you’ll have to wait until all divorce proceedings are finalized before you start getting back on the dating wagon. And you’ll need to have a judge’s signed-off approval in order to have sex.

Proposed Legislation to Ban Sex During Divorce

The proposed legislation reads as follows:

“In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts.”

Next Steps

The bill was originally filed in early 2013 and was sponsored by State Sen. Richard Ross (R) on behalf his constituent Wrentham Selectman Robert Leclair. On March 20 tt received an extension to be considered by the State Legislature until June 30.

While Sen. Ross sponsored the bill as a courtesy to his constituent, he does “not support it,”according to his staff. His constituent, Leclair, is the former president of Fathers United for Equal Justice. Leclair reportedly just went through a bitter divorce. In speaking about the proposed legislation back in 2011, Leclair said the bill would help protect children during the divorce process.

For the bill to become law it will have to pass the state legislature and then be approved the state’s Governor.

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